God is trying to get our attention. He does it through all kinds of ways – adverse circumstances, other people (particularly prophetic voices) – knocking on our door, crying out to let him in. Yes, God is the one knocking on our door – not us. “Listen! I am standing and knocking at your door. If you hear my voice and open the door, I will come in and we will eat together.” This is anything but an aloof God who is unconcerned for what is going on in our lives. In fact, just the opposite is true. We seem a bit unconcerned, even “lukewarm” about God and don’t pay much attention to him. It is God who is longing to be with us and is on the outside pounding on the door and calling out so that he can come into our homes and have fellowship with him around the table. Will we invite him in? Will we accept his offer?
Jesus stands. Jesus knocks. Jesus calls. Will we respond? That is the watershed issue of our day. Maybe we can’t hear him because we are busy vacuuming. Maybe we don’t hear because of the headphones we have on. Maybe we are just too deaf and dull to notice the racket going on at our front porch while we watch TV. Whatever it is, the only cure for being lukewarm is inviting Jesus into the house.
If Jesus is on the outside, he wants to be on the inside. He could break your door down if he wanted to, but he chooses to respond to the invitation for hospitality. Jesus wants to meet with us. When and where will you meet with him today?
Gracious Lord Jesus, you are standing at the door. My door is open for you. Come in and let us fellowship together and enjoy one another. I have ears to hear what you are saying to me, through the Spirit. Amen.